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JOHN NICHOLS on the Democrats and the war: Congressman John Murtha says the meaning of the election is “get out of Iraq.” But that isn’t what Nancy Pelosi said, or Hillary Clinton. John is Washington Correspondent for The Nation magazine and writes The Online Beat blog at TheNation.com. His new is book is The Genius of Impeachment: The Founders Cure for Royalism.
HAROLD MEYERSON on what the Democrats will do: vote to raise the minimum wage, negotiate with drug companies for lower prices on Medicare drugs, replenish student loan programs–and if Bush vetoes those things, run on that in ’08. Harold is executive editor of The American Prospect and op-ed page columnist for the Washington Post.
DANNY SCHECHTER on the media, the elections, and the war. Danny writes The News Dissector blog; his new documentary is In Debt We Trust: America Before The Bubble Bursts and his new book is When News Lies: Media Complicity and The Iraq War.
AMY WILENTZ on Arnolds appeal: in a state dominated by Barbara Boxer, Diane Feinstein and Nancy Pelosi, one Repubican candidate wins 56-39%. How come? Amy’s new book about California politics, I Feel Earthquakes More Often than they Happen, is a bestseller.